West Runton Beach

West Runton beach is a nice rural quiet sand and shingle beach backed by low cliffs and at low tide, you have lots of sand and some rock pools. The beach is located between Cromer and Sheringham on the Norfolk coast.

West Runton is a very popular beach and coast stretch for beachcombing and fossil hunters. Fossils of animals, birds and insects are regularly exposed from the eroding cliffs (Cromer Forest-bed) backing the beach. West Runton beach is famous for the West Runton Mammoth that was a full skeleton uncovered beside the cliffs after a storm in 1990.

The Norfolk Wildlife Trust regularly runs family events (‘Rock Pool Rummaging’ and ‘Fascinating Fossils’ ) at West Runton beach, see the website for more details.

Facilities at the beach include parking, seasonal lifeguards, beach cafe, shop, toilets and with more shops and places to eat in the nearby village.

West Runton Beach is a Blue Flag Beach
West Runton Beach is a Blue Flag Beach.
West Runton Beach has dog restrictions.
West Runton has dog restrictions on sections of this beach.

Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 4 beaches at Cromer, 28 beaches in Norfolk, or check our list of Norfolk Dog Friendly Beaches.

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West Runton Beach Water Quality

Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
  - Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
  - Good: generally good water quality
  - Sufficient: meets minimum standards
  - Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.

7 Day Weather Forecast

Expect a temp in the range 5.1℃ to 7.1℃ with wind speed 1.4 m/sec (SE)
Tuesday, Nov 29partlycloudy_night
Expect a temp in the range 5.3℃ to 6.9℃ with wind speed 1.3 m/sec (NNW)
Wednesday, Nov 30cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 4.7℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 1.7 m/sec (WNW)
Thursday, Dec 01fair_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.8℃ to 5.2℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (NE)
Friday, Dec 02cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.6℃ to 7℃ with wind speed 3.9 m/sec (ENE)
Saturday, Dec 03cloudy
Expect a temp in the range 5.2℃ to 6.3℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (ENE)
Sunday, Dec 04rainshowers_night
Expect a temp in the range 3.7℃ to 4.5℃ with wind speed 5.2 m/sec (NE)

Cromer weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

West Runton Beach Tide Times

Tide times are available at around 600 locations and the closest location to West Runton Beach is at Cromer 3.50 km (2.17 miles) away. Tides are displayed beneath for up to 7 days and we list both high and low water times along with the height. These times are not adjusted for BST.

Mon 28 Nov
   Low Tide at 03:37 (Height 0.97m)
   High Tide at 09:31 (Height 4.76m)
   Low Tide at 15:57 (Height 1.43m)
   High Tide at 21:28 (Height 4.78m)
Tue 29 Nov
   Low Tide at 04:34 (Height 1.11m)
   High Tide at 10:36 (Height 4.51m)
   Low Tide at 16:51 (Height 1.72m)
   High Tide at 22:26 (Height 4.60m)
Wed 30 Nov
   Low Tide at 05:43 (Height 1.25m)
   High Tide at 11:49 (Height 4.28m)
   Low Tide at 17:54 (Height 1.95m)
   High Tide at 23:41 (Height 4.44m)
Thu 01 Dec
   Low Tide at 07:05 (Height 1.33m)
   High Tide at 13:04 (Height 4.16m)
   Low Tide at 19:07 (Height 2.06m)
Fri 02 Dec
   High Tide at 01:04 (Height 4.40m)
   Low Tide at 08:25 (Height 1.31m)
   High Tide at 14:19 (Height 4.16m)
   Low Tide at 20:22 (Height 2.02m)
Sat 03 Dec
   High Tide at 02:15 (Height 4.47m)
   Low Tide at 09:30 (Height 1.23m)
   High Tide at 15:26 (Height 4.26m)
   Low Tide at 21:26 (Height 1.86m)
Sun 04 Dec
   High Tide at 03:16 (Height 4.58m)
   Low Tide at 10:25 (Height 1.17m)
   High Tide at 16:17 (Height 4.39m)
   Low Tide at 22:22 (Height 1.67m)

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